Table Tennis Tech Tournament
Coming Soon - 2020

Techies Take Your Table...

T4Youth, our Chicago-founded philanthropy that uses the magic of table tennis to facilitate connections between tech companies and aspiring young technologists in low-income circumstances, will be launching our first ever Virtual Trick Shot Competition. With the need to adapt during COVID-19, T4Youth has postponed its 7th annual table tennis tournament until the spring of 2021. However, our community of techie table tennis players is not pausing on supporting the next generation of technology pros.

Why Enter a Trick Shot?

Because it’s for good causes...

Code Nation, a nationally known 501(c)(3) non-profit, will be a recipient of the funds raised by T4Youth in 2020. By partnering with T4Youth, Code Nation will gain more support as the organization works to build bridges between Chicago’s tech industry and under-resourced high schools to ensure all students in the city have access to a high-quality CS education. 

The recipient of the funds raised (approximately $500k) from the first six tournaments, The Chicago Tech Academy, remains a very important ally. The 4-year contract school located in University Village will continue receiving contributions from T4Youth as they continue to pursue “their mission to educate, empower and connect a diverse next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers.”

During these challenging times, this competition serves as a great opportunity to get creative with your skills, while also building connections with your coworkers and friends. Oh yeah, one more thing, this virtual competition, has outstanding prizes for winners.

and with all our extra time inside these days, why not!?

T4Youth’s 2020 New Rules & Format

Among the needed adaptations given COVID-19, the Virtual Trick Shot Competition will be held online. This format will allow individuals, or teams, to record themselves mastering an impressive table tennis trick shot. 


  • Must call your shot, which category you’re entering, announce who you are and where you work, and throw a “T 4 Y” sign before executing
  • Video must be no longer than 60 seconds (approx 15-seconds introduction, 30-seconds to execute shot, 15-seconds to bounce around the room) 
  • Ping pong ball must come in contact with the paddle, the ball must ultimately rest in a cylinder, and don’t break any laws
  • Unlimited team members

How to Submit

  • Complete the form that is sent to you AND
  • Upload your video to instagram or facebook using #T4Youthtrickshotchallenge


  1. Best Individual
  2. Best Team (Company and uses “traveling ball”)
  3. Best student submissions
    • 3a. Best Individual
    • 3b. Best Team (uses “traveling ball”)


$25 per entry individual entry, $250 per company (comes with 4 shirts & “mute” paddles), $20 per shirt

T4Youth takes no responsibility for what entrants may have done during the creation of their videos.


Company Prize

    • Free entry into 2021 T4Youth ($1,200 value)

Individual Prizes

    • First Place – Ping Pong table with sponsor’s logo on it
    • Second place – Quality Paddle & Balls
    • Third place – Tee shirt

Win a personalized cameo/message from athlete 

    • Cameo cash credit

Last Year's Competitors

  • Relativity
  • Deloitte
  • CBRE
  • Current Media
  • One Span
  • Tech Forward
  • GCM
  • Barchart
  • Vibes
  • Opploans
  • Solstice
  • Akuna
  • Livly
  • Cisco
  • DRW
  • Allstate
  • SPR
  • G2Crowd
  • Belvedere
  • SAP
  • Neighborhoods
  • ePlus
  • Trading Technologies
  • Objective Paradigm
  • Milliman
  • Barcodes
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Signature Bank
  • Buildout
  • Reverb
  • BenchPrep
  • TechNexus
  • Google
  • Infutor
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Evive
  • Mesirow
  • Enova
  • Hudson River Trading
  • Ahead
  • Supernova
  • Tempus
  • Kastle
  • Project44
  • Centro
  • Harris Associates
  • Magnetar
  • Thompson Coburn
  • Hudson River Trading Team 2
  • Propllr
  • Nerdery
  • DRW Team 2
  • DRW Team 3
  • RSM
  • FourKites
  • PhysIQ
  • Kraken
  • 10th Magnitude
  • BlueCrew
  • Mesirow
  • Inspire11
  • Baker Tilly
  • FourKites Team 2

Reigning Champs

Hudson River Trading

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